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Introducing Reddy Pediatrics!

Reddy & Associates is pleased to announce the July 2015 opening of Reddy Pediatrics at 1061 Dowdy Road, Athens, GA 30606. Nicole Broerman, MD, FAAP, a board certified pediatrician who practiced for the past 13 years in Beaufort, SC, is thrilled to be back in her home state caring for children in North Georgia.  After…

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Spring = Sinus Infections

Spring is here, and there is no better time to go out and experience the beauty of nature as growth returns from Winter. However, along with the blooming flowers and trees often come stuffy noses and pressure headaches, sometimes followed by dreaded sinus infections. But what exactly is a sinus infection, and how can you…

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5 Tips to Keep Asthma in Check During the Winter

Approximately 1 in 12 people in the United States suffer from asthma. Asthma is a chronic condition where the airways to the lungs are sore and swollen. Because of this, the airways are extra sensitive and can swell up due to diverse causes of irritation, restricting airflow to the lungs in what is referred to…

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All You Need to Know About Flu Shots

The flu epidemic in the United States doesn’t begin until January and February. However, October is no stranger to flu season. We want to prepare you for the upcoming flu season by providing you with the best advice to prevent it. Flu vaccines are an important treatment that can keep you happy and healthy from…

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Fight Disease. Immunize, Please!

As a parent, keeping your child safe is always on the forefront of your mind. Helmets and kneepads will ensure they’re invincible against scratches and bruises, but what about making sure their immune system is invincible too? Immunization is done through various techniques, most commonly vaccination in the form of shots. Vaccines against microorganisms that…

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4 Tips to Make Life Better

With so much buzz going around about the latest health tips and tricks, you may find yourself in a whirlwind of blog posts, articles, and opinion columns that provide more confusion than clarity. How is it possible to keep track of everything you read, and weed through what may be important, and what may just…

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An Eye for Safety: How to Prevent and Treat Eye Injuries

Eye injuries can range from minor surface scratches, to severe puncture wounds that could require either simple monitoring, or immediate treatment for a complete and healthy recovery. As arguably one of our most valuable senses, it’s important that proper action be taken in order to appropriately care for eye injuries in the most effective way…

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What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. About 1 in 3 adults in the United States has HBP, but many might not even know it. It is important to understand…

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Simple Ways to NOT Let Stress Control Your Life

Life is full of difficult decisions, nerve wracking deadlines, traffic jams, and bills, all of which often carry stress along with them. Despite the uncomfortable feeling, stress is a normal reaction to the ever present demands of life. Stress in controlled levels is often healthy and essential to success. However, as with many things, stress…